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Pierce Atwood Attorneys Attend Construction Industry Dispute Resolution Meeting in Washington, DC

Last week, John Bulman and I attended the National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee’s (NCDRC) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The NCDRC is an advisory committee formed by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to engage in discussion with a wide variety of construction industry associations about the AAA Rules and dispute resolution processes generally. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) graciously hosted the meeting at its offices.

Representatives from the following organizations were present:

Pierce Atwood Attorneys Attending Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in the Construction Industry

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Pierce Atwood Attorneys, Tom Dunn and Katie Kohm, plan to attend a first-ever summit focused on understanding the business implications of inclusion, diversity, and professionalism across the construction industry.  The meeting is a perfect opportunity for in-house counsel, risk managers, compliance managers, diversity officers, and other leaders of companies involved in the construction industry to engage in this important discussion.  The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law is putting on the meeting in Philadelphia later this month on October 23-25th.  As can be seen in the program brochure, the topics discussed are relevant to legal and business professionals involved in the construction community.  In addition to an assessment of diversity and inclusion, topics include how those issues relate to risk management, pay equity, immigration, DBE programs, negotiations/ADR, leadership, and rules of ethics.  The program will benefit any lawyer advising companies, any labor/employment lawyer, and any in-house counsel for construction, design, insurance.

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Introducing Pierce Atwood’s Solid Foundation Construction Law Blog

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Welcome to the Solid Foundation Construction Law Blog!   I serve as the team leader of Pierce Atwood’s construction law team and will work with my colleagues to deliver interesting content to you.

With this blog, we want to share our experience, suggestions, and reliable construction industry and construction dispute resolution resources with you.   Our blog contributors are members of Pierce Atwood’s Construction Group and related practices including as environmental, real estate, energy, compliance & governmental regulations, and labor/employment law. Construction is a diverse industry and we want to share tips and trends we observe as the industry evolves.

We plan to approach our posts with a more informal approach and tone.  As editor of this blog, I am going to encourage my colleagues to write posts on a wide range of topics – even if it is a paragraph or two.  I see us covering the following subjects:

  • Getting Contractors Paid.